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Scholarly Messenger
June 6, 2012

Investigator Financial Disclosure Committee Announced
A new faculty-led Investigator Financial Disclosure Committee (IFDC) has been formed to provide guidance about policy to manage Texas Tech institutional conflicts of interest and develop and monitor management plans when a potential conflict is identified. Read more >>


Major Faculty Awards Highlight Excellence, Help University Achieve Goal
Major faculty awards such as the NSF CAREER Award benefit the researcher and enhance the university’s reputation. The OVPR has created a program to aid faculty in securing these awards. Read more >>
Funding Opportunities Database
The Office of the Vice President for Research has created the Funding Opportunities Database to facilitate the search for federal research opportunities by housing the latest funding updates in one location.
Read more and watch a demonstration video >>


How NIH Determines Whether an Application is “New”
A story in the May 2012 issue of the Center for Scientific Review’s Peer Review Notes has important information for researchers who are planning to submit a new application after an unsuccessful A1 submission. Read more >>


Advice from HRPP on Human Subjects Research with Sponsored Projects
HRPP has some recommendations for researchers applying for federal funds for projects that involve human subjects. Read more >>

RCR & Research Integrity

The Importance of Difficult Dialogues
By Marianne Evola
The importance of initiating difficult dialogues about authorship and credit early in a collaborative research relationship. Read more >>

Upcoming Events

New Faculty Orientation
Day-long orientation for new faculty members
  • August 23, 2012
    All day
    Teaching, Learning, Professional Development Center in the Library


Funding & Award Opportunities

FY13 Internal Competitive Funding Opportunity to Advance Scholarship in the Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Proposals are now being accepted for the Internal Competitive Funding Opportunity to Advance Scholarship in the Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. About $600,000 is available to faculty in those areas. Applications are due by July 9, 2012. Read more >>

Does Your Degree Matter in Achieving Funding?: National Institutes of Health Deputy Director for Extramural Research Sally Rockey’s new blog looks at whether your degree makes a difference in your likelihood of achieving funding.
Read her blog >>

2013 Faculty Field Competition: The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program (DPDF) announces the opening of the 2013 Faculty Field Competition. The DPDF program provides an opportunity for tenured faculty in the humanities and social sciences to train the next generation of scholars within emerging areas of research. The competition is open to pairs of faculty to propose innovative research fields that will serve as themes for dissertation proposal development training workshops. Successful applicants are awarded a $10,000 stipend; additionally, each field is provided with up to $3,000 to cover the costs of guest speakers and other activities to enhance their workshop sessions. All necessary travel and lodging expenses for faculty are covered by the program.
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2014 Mines Medal Award Nominations Open: The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is soliciting nominations for the 2013 and 2014 selection cycle of the Mines Medal Award. The award honors engineers and scientists who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and innovation. Nominations are accepted for engineers, scientists, researchers and other innovators and leaders in technology. The winner receives an ounce of Black Hills gold and a $10,000 honorarium.
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2013 Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research nomination open: The Welch Foundation has announced nominations are open for the 2013 Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research. The award was established to recognize the accomplishments of chemical scientists in Texas and to serve as encouragement to those who are embarking on careers dedicated to increasing our fundamental understanding of chemistry. The $100,000 award is intended for the personal benefit of the recipient and carries no requirement for future services as a condition for accepting it.
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Funding Opportunities: Browse various funding resources or search the Funding Opportunities Database at the Texas Tech funding resources website.